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  • Ulysses | James Joyce

    Ulysses

    • UNABRIDGED (27 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By James Joyce
    • Narrated By Jim Norton
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    Ulysses is regarded by many as the single most important novel of the 20th century. It tells the story of one day in Dublin, June 16th 1904, largely through the eyes of Stephen Dedalus (Joyce's alter ego from Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man) and Leopold Bloom, an advertising salesman. Both begin a normal day, and both set off on a journey around the streets of Dublin, which eventually brings them into contact with one another.

    A User says: "Ulysses (Unabridged)"
  • Ulysses | James Joyce

    Ulysses

    • UNABRIDGED (42 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By James Joyce
    • Narrated By Donal Donnelly
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    The first authorized, unabridged release of this timeless classic and exclusively available from Recorded Books. Ulysses records the events of a single day, June 16, 1904, in Dublin, Ireland.

    GUY says: "Outstanding reading of Ulysses by James Joyce"
  • Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant | Ulysses S. Grant

    Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant

    • UNABRIDGED (29 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Ulysses S. Grant
    • Narrated By Robin Field
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    Among the autobiographies of great military figures, Ulysses S. Grant’s is certainly one of the finest, and it is arguably the most notable literary achievement of any American president: a lucid, compelling, and brutally honest chronicle of triumph and failure. From his frontier boyhood, to his heroics in battle, to the grinding poverty from which the Civil War ironically rescued him, these memoirs are a mesmerizing, deeply moving account of a brilliant man told with great courage.

    Robert says: "What makes a great commander?? Read this book"
  • The Great Commanders: Alexander the Great, Julius Caesar, Horatio Nelson, Napoleon Bonaparte, Ulysses S. Grant, Georgi Zhukov | Phil Grabsky

    The Great Commanders: Alexander the Great, Julius Caesar, Horatio Nelson, Napoleon Bonaparte, Ulysses S. Grant, Georgi Zhukov

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Phil Grabsky
    • Narrated By Phil Grabsky
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    The Great Commanders is a masterly portrait of six men - Alexander the Great, Julius Caesar, Horatio Nelson, Napoleon Bonaparte, Ulysses S. Grant and Georgi Zhukov - whose military genius changed the course of world history.

  • Flora and Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures | Kate DiCamillo

    Flora and Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Kate DiCamillo
    • Narrated By Tara Sands
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    Holy unanticipated occurrences! A cynic meets an unlikely superhero in a genre-breaking new novel by master storyteller Kate DiCamillo. It begins, as the best superhero stories do, with a tragic accident that has unexpected consequences. The squirrel never saw the vacuum cleaner coming, but self-described cynic Flora Belle Buckman, who has read every issue of the comic book Terrible Things Can Happen to You!, is just the right person to step in and save him. What neither can predict is that Ulysses (the squirrel) has been born anew, with powers of strength, flight, and misspelled poetry.

  • The Most Dangerous Book: The Battle for James Joyce's Ulysses | Kevin Birmingham

    The Most Dangerous Book: The Battle for James Joyce's Ulysses

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Kevin Birmingham
    • Narrated By John Keating
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    Literary historian Kevin Birmingham follows Joyce's years as a young writer, his feverish work on his literary masterpiece, and his ardent love affair with Nora Barnacle, the model for Molly Bloom. Joyce and Nora socialized with literary greats like Ezra Pound, Ernest Hemingway, T. S. Eliot and Sylvia Beach. Their support helped Joyce fight an array of anti-vice crusaders while his book was disguised and smuggled, pirated and burned in the United States and Britain.

    Annette says: "a great book about a great book"
  • Ulysses | James Joyce

    Ulysses

    • UNABRIDGED (30 hrs)
    • By James Joyce
    • Narrated By John Lee
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    Joyce’s experimental masterpiece set a new standard for modernist fiction, pushing the English language past all previous thresholds in its quest to capture a day in the life of an Everyman in turn-of-the-century Dublin. Obliquely borrowing characters and situations from Homer’s Odyssey, Joyce takes us on an internal odyssey along the current of thoughts, impressions, and experiences that make up the adventure of living an average day.

    Tad Davis says: "Flawed"
  • Joyce's Ulysses | The Great Courses

    Joyce's Ulysses

    • ORIGINAL (12 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By The Great Courses
    • Narrated By Professor James A. W. Heffernan
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    Ulysses depicts a world that is as fully conceived and vibrant as anything in Homer or Shakespeare. It has been delighting and puzzling readers since it was first published on Joyce's 40th birthday in 1922. And here, Professor Heffernan maps the brilliance, passion, humanity, and humor of Joyce's modern Odyssey in these 24 lectures that finally make a beguiling literary masterpiece accessible for any reader willing to give it a chance.

    Peregrine says: "I really recommend this if you're reading Ulysses"
  • Ulysses (Dramatised) | James Joyce

    Ulysses (Dramatised)

    • ORIGINAL (7 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By James Joyce
    • Narrated By Stephen Rea
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    The young poet Stephen has been recalled from Paris to Dublin to be at his mother’s deathbed. But he refuses her dying wishes: to kneel and pray for her. Now, holed up in his Martello tower outside the city walls, he has to suffer the taunts of Buck Mulligan by day and, by night, the vision of ‘her eyes, shaking out of death to shake and bend my soul.’ Timelessly evocative, Ulysses is far more than the story of Stephen Dedalus’ journey through Dublin.

    Edward says: "Appreciating Ulysses for the first time"
  • The Man Who Saved the Union: Ulysses Grant in War and Peace | H. W. Brands

    The Man Who Saved the Union: Ulysses Grant in War and Peace

    • UNABRIDGED (27 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By H. W. Brands
    • Narrated By Stephen Hoye
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    Ulysses Grant rose from obscurity to discover he had a genius for battle, and he propelled the Union to victory in the Civil War. After Abraham Lincoln's assassination and the disastrous brief presidency of Andrew Johnson, America turned to Grant again to unite the country, this time as president. In Brands' sweeping, majestic full biography, Grant emerges as a heroic figure who was fearlessly on the side of right.

    Tad Davis says: "Underrated hero"
  • The House of Mirrors: Ulysses Moore #3 | Ulysses Moore

    The House of Mirrors: Ulysses Moore #3

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs)
    • By Ulysses Moore
    • Narrated By Michael Page
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    Everyone in Kilmore Cove is hiding something. That's what Jason, Rick, and Julia realize when they first hear about Mirror House and its creator, the eccentric inventor Peter Dedalus. A close friend of Ulysses Moore, Dedalus has been missing for many years. But before he disappeared, he concealed a dangerous secret about the Doors to Time inside his extraordinary home. And it's up to Jason, Rick, and Julia to match wits with the elusive inventor and discover what it is - before Oblivia Newton does.

  • The Adventures of Ulysses | Walter Montgomery

    The Adventures of Ulysses

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Walter Montgomery
    • Narrated By David Mitchell
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    A powerful sorceress, horrid monsters, terrific storms, scheming usurpers, and the gods themselves, all conspire to prevent Ulysses from returning to his home in Ithaca. This is Homer's classical poem "Odyssey", recomposed as prose for children. The events of the story occur over a 10-year period, following the Trojan War.

  • Molly Bloom's Soliloquy: from Ulysses | James Joyce

    Molly Bloom's Soliloquy: from Ulysses

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By James Joyce
    • Narrated By Marcella Riordan
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    Molly Bloom’s soliloquy, the remarkable climactic conclusion to Ulysses, remains, nearly a century after its first publication, one of the most remarkable chapters in world literature. It is night, the end of a long day (16 June 1904) for Leopold Bloom’s wife, Molly. She lies in bed, muses on the events of the day, her life with her husband, her affair with Blazes Boylan, and drifts towards sleep.

    Gregytect says: "Seductive performance; Perfect complement to novel"
  • General Ulysses S. Grant: The Soldier and the Man | Edward G. Longacre

    General Ulysses S. Grant: The Soldier and the Man

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Edward G. Longacre
    • Narrated By Jonathan Walker
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    Despite his reputation for rash decisions, brutal tactics, and intemperate behavior, Ulysses S. Grant was the only Union general who could win the war for Lincoln. Grant's aggressive strategies, swift movements and uncompromising battlefield attacks were praised in the North, feared in the South, and reviled by many of his own associates and staff. General Grant is, perhaps, one of the most controversial, enigmatic, and misunderstood generals in our nation's history.

    Morgan says: "Good Biography"
  • Ulysses Moore: The Door to Time: Ulysses Moore #1 | Ulysses Moore

    Ulysses Moore: The Door to Time: Ulysses Moore #1

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Ulysses Moore
    • Narrated By Michael Page
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    In a house on the coast of England, there is a door. It hides unimaginable mysteries, unavoidable danger, and unbelievable surprises. When 11-year-old twins Jason and Julia move into the old mansion with their family, the door is a secret - locked and hidden behind an old wardrobe.

    But Jason, Julia, and their friend Rick are about to discover what lies behind it...

  • Ulysses | James Joyce

    Ulysses

    • ABRIDGED (4 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By James Joyce
    • Narrated By Jim Norton, Marcella Riordan
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    Though Ulysses is widely regarded as a "difficult" novel, this fresh and lively reading shows its comic genius as well as its great moments of poignance, making it more accessible than ever before.

    Jay says: "Fine Performance But Too Abridged"
  • Ulysses S. Grant | Josiah Bunting III

    Ulysses S. Grant

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Josiah Bunting III
    • Narrated By Richard Rohan
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    As a general, Ulysses S. Grant is routinely described in glowing terms: the man who turned the tide of the Civil War, who accepted Lee's surrender at Appomattox; the man who had the stomach to see the war through to final victory. But his presidency is another matter. The most common word used to characterize it is "scandal."

  • The Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant: Part 1: The Early Years, West Point, Mexico | Ulysses S. Grant

    The Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant: Part 1: The Early Years, West Point, Mexico

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Ulysses S. Grant
    • Narrated By Peter Johnson
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    Robert W. Gillespie says: "U.S Grant: A Man of Intelligence and Dignity"
  • The Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant, Part 3: Wilderness Campaign, Appomattox, Death of Lincoln (Unabr.) | Ulysses S. Grant

    The Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant, Part 3: Wilderness Campaign, Appomattox, Death of Lincoln (Unabr.)

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs)
    • By Ulysses S. Grant
    • Narrated By Peter Johnson
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    In his own captivating words, General Ulysses S. Grant describes the Wilderness Campaign, the almost anti-climactic surrender of General Robert E. Lee at Appomattox, and the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln. His depiction of the most crucial and hardest-fought battles of the Civil War, the near-disasters, and the bloody triumphs reveals a highly intelligent, profound, thinking man. Grant wrote his memoirs as he lay dying of cancer and completed the manuscript only a week before his death.

  • Surrender at Appomattox: First-hand Accounts of Robert E. Lee's Surrender to Ulysses S. Grant | Ulysses S. Grant,Wesley Merritt,John Gibbon,Charles Marshall,E. P. Alexander,James Longstreet,Phil Sheridan

    Surrender at Appomattox: First-hand Accounts of Robert E. Lee's Surrender to Ulysses S. Grant

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Ulysses S. Grant, Wesley Merritt, John Gibbon, and others
    • Narrated By Andrew Mulcare
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    On the 12th of April 1865, the Army of Northern Virginia marched to the field in front of Appomattox Court-House, stacked their arms, folded their colors, and walked off empty handed to find their distant, blighted homes. These are detailed and moving first-hand accounts from a number of prominent witnesses to Robert E. Lee's surrender of the Army of Northern Virginia at Appomattox.

    Mark says: "Appomattox as told by the participants"
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